HyperDic: new_world_mouse

English > 1 sense of the expression New World mouse:
NOUNanimalNew World mousea variety of rodent
English > New World mouse: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningA variety of rodent.
Member ofCricetidae, family CricetidaeMostly small New World rodents including New World mice and lemmings and voles and hamsters
NarrowerAmerican harvest mouse, harvest mouseAny of several small greyish New World mice inhabiting e.g. grain fields
Broaderrodent, gnawerrelatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing

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